Skiddle Recommends: The Best Events to Attend in December 2022

All of Skiddle’s biggest and best events in December 2022, so you and your pals can see the year off in style

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 19th Dec 2022

There's absolutely no shortage of events for you to indulge in during the Christmas period, and whilst the weather may be cold, we don't think that's any excuse for you not to head out and make the most of them. We've got huge Yuletide raves, end-of-year bashes of the highest proportions, and more. 

Below, you'll find just a sample of the many events still to come before we see off 2022 and welcome the wonders 2023 has got in store. So don't hang about, dive into this months Skiddle Recommends and start filling your festive calendar with some epic nights, and make sure to keep a lookout for that perfect New Years event!


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FØRGE NYE: ohmydais, Wilson Phoenix, Apricot Ballroom + more


When: Saturday 31st December 2022 - Sunday 1st January 2023

Where: FORGE in Sheffield

FORGE is one of Sheffield’s best warehouse event spaces, just a seven-minute journey out from the city centre via public transport. And this New Year’s Eve, it’s throwing a massive bash with house, techno, jungle, disco, and breaks bangers vibrating through your skull until 5 am. As the venue’s first New Year’s Eve party, you know they’ll be pulling out all the stops to make it memorable. 

On this exceptional lineup, you’ve got ohmydais, Wilson Phoenix, alex.aubyn, Apricot Ballroom, GROUNDWORK, Porter Brook, KWAKE, Joi La Frique, Nonna Fab, Bruce La Danse, and more across two spaces in the venue. Secure your tickets below to avoid disappointment!


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Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics London New Years Eve 2022/2023


When: Saturday 31st December - Sunday 1st January 2023

Where: Q Shoreditch in London

What better way to see in the new year than with bangers inspired by the party capital of the world? Cafe Mambo Ibiza will take over Q Shoreditch for a massive New Year’s Eve bash complete with Ibiza’s famous feel-good vibes, incredible, euphoric tunes, live performers, jaw-dropping production, and more spread across two floors. 

Relive the golden years of the hedonistic island in the luscious cocktail lounge or the atmospheric basement club in the heart of Shoreditch. And get extra fancy as you celebrate with VIP tickets that’ll see you jumping the queue and kicking off the night with a glass of champagne in hand. 


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Issa Vibe Boxing Day Party


When: Monday 26th December 2022

Where: The Candy Bar in Edinburgh

Once you’ve slept off the Christmas dinner you devoured, head over to The Candy Bar for a six-hour Boxing Day party complete with banging tunes, food and drink, and so much more. The Candy Bar is making this one extra special with party games, beer pong, dance competitions, best-dressed competitions, killer live DJs and hosts, and impeccable vibes. 

Music wise, this event boasts the best of amapiano, afrobeat, hip-hop, and dancehall bangers to help wake you from your food-induced Christmassy haze. On the lineup for this one, you’ve got DJ E-Beats, DJ Skankers, DJ Drumbz, DJ Majorr, and MC Trigga. Strap in because this one’s about to get wild. Tickets are incredible value; cop yours below. 


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Free Rave - Boxing Day Special!


When: Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th December 2022

Where: Motion in Bristol 

Since we’ll probably all be skint by the time Christmas comes around, Motion has come through with a free Boxing Day rave so you can get back on the dance floor without worrying about cash. 

Head over to skank the night away to some tasty drum and bass at Bristol’s biggest annual free Boxing Day rave. Keep an eye out for announcements regarding the DJs that’ll be hitting the decks, brands, and special guests the night will bring. 

As one of the city’s best clubs, this event is going to be huge. So snag your tickets now to ensure your free entry up until 00:30 am. 


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The Leadmill Big New Years Eve Bash


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When: Saturday 31st December 2022 - Sunday 1st January 2023

Where: The Leadmill in Sheffield

The Leadmill has been a staple of Sheffield for years now and is one of the city’s longest-running live music and club venues. This New Year’s Eve, the venue invites you to tear it up with them at its final 2022 bash.

Perfect for genre nomads and friend groups full of conflicting music tastes, The Leadmill offers three rooms of music, each with its own vibe. Head to room one for indie pop and party anthems, or dip into room two for 80s and disco classics. The third room will be all about pop punk, emo, and rock guilty pleasures. 

Get to the venue before 11 pm for a free glass of bubbly and to join in the countdown to midnight.

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Cabarave New Years Eve: A Midwinter Night's Dream


When: Saturday 31st December 2022 - Sunday 1st January 2023

Where: The Old Market in Brighton

New Year’s Eve is a pretty special occasion. We only have one chance to wave goodbye to 2022 and greet 2023 with open arms. So if you want to make it extra special, this is, without a doubt, the Brighton New Year’s Eve event for you. 

Overflowing with thrills, The Old Market will feature live music from an array of genres, including drum and bass, funk, disco, garage, house, bass music, and big band. Alongside the tunes, punters can enjoy tarot reading, face painting and glitter stations, cabaret performances, and more. The party kicks off at 8 pm and continues all the way up until 2 am. 

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Marco Carola HotSince82 Enzo Siragusa Chris Stussy East End Dubs

When: Tuesday 27th December 2022

Where: Blackstone Street Warehouse in Liverpool

Circus are returning to the Merseyside, and they are bringing the likes of Marco Carola, Hot Since 82, and Enzo Siragusa to Blackstone Street Warehouse for an absolutely stacked night of pure festive boogie. This Christmas bank holiday special is the place to be, especially as it falls in the time of year between Christmas and New Year when no one really knows who they are, where they are, or what they're doing. 

So beat that winter daze and head down, you won't even need to bother about the cold, as once you're in the dance with a bunch of strangers, you'll warm right up in the best way possible... by grooving!


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Christmas Skate And Dine

When: Thursday 22nd December

Where: Roller Jam, Birmingham

For just under a tenner you can bag yourself a skating session and some food at Roller Jam in Birmingham this Christmas. A half-term special that sees Juicy Luis street food catering supply all-inclusive meals and there will be a party atmosphere throughout. It would be perfect for a group of friends.


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Chow Down: Graeme Park

When: Wednesday 21st December 2022

Where: Temple Arches in Leeds

The team behind Chow Down and Temple Arches have a special surprise this festive season, as they are transforming the outdoor venue into a cosy winter wonderland. There will be a huge variety of things over the course of the eight weekends at Chow Down, but one thing that truly caught our eye was the awesome planned set from Hacienda Legend Graeme Park. The iconic British DJ will be supplying the very best in acid house to the lucky punters who choose to enter the winter wonderland, and quite frankly we're jealous of everyone who gets to be there. 


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Crane NYE ft DJ EZ & Kurupt FM


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When: Saturday 31st December

Where: Crane, Birmingham

The biggest night of the year signals the start of one of the biggest parties that you'll find in the Midlands. Coming to Crane in Birmingham are DJ EZKurupt FM and more. We can't think of any more energetic artists that we could spend NYE with, Crane will never forget this one in a hurry.


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District Presents NYE • Sosa + More TBA

When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Where: District Cardiff in Cardiff

District has been making some serious moves on the Cardiff nightlife scene and it looks primed to be one of the best nights out available come the turn into 2023. A first-of-its-kind event space situated in the heart of the welsh capita, District is focused on creating unforgettable electronic music experiences for Welsh fans of the scene, and with the talented young scouse DJ Sosa taking the reins, this night is surely going to be one that sticks in the memory of those attending. 


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Worried About Henry presents Wilkinson

When: Saturday 31st December 2022 (New Year's Eve)

Where: Dreamland in Margate, Kent

Worried About Henry will host a leading name in electronic music, a force to be reckoned with, Wilkinson on the closing day of 2022 at Kent's vintage amusement park, Dreamgate.

The acclaimed drum n bass producer, signed to Andy C's RAM Records and Virgin EMI, is widely recognised as one of the most successful stars in modern dance music, having sold over a million singles worldwide and scored a number of top ten hits - such as 'After Glow' featuring Becky Hill, which peaked at number 5 in the UK charts. 

The highly decorated dance legend, who's previously collected awards for 'Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Live Act' at the National Drum & Bass Awards, will put all present through their paces on the eve of the new year with his usual dynamic set. See for yourself. Tickets are available on the link below...


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.